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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527286/-possible-oral-transmission-of-chagas-disease-among-hydrocarbons-sector-workers-in-casanare-colombia-2014
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Liliana Patricia Zuleta-Dueñas, Ángela Johana López-Quiroga, Fernando Torres-Torres, Oneida Castañeda-Porras
INTRODUCTION: Trypanosoma cruzi, the etiological agent for Chagas disease, can be transmitted by oral intake of contaminated food or drinks. During epidemiological week 14 of 2014, two cases of acute Chagas disease were notified among hydrocarbons sector workers in Paz de Ariporo, Casanare. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the affected population, to establish control and prevention measures and to confirm the outbreak. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an outbreak investigation that included the following components: a) Search for symptomatic people compatible with Chagas disease according to the case definition for their referral to medical services; b) entomological survey (192/197 houses); c) sanitary inspection and microbiological analysis of food samples; and d) study of reservoirs...
June 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527248/-clinical-and-demographic-profile-and-risk-factors-for-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Carlos Carvajal, Carlos Pacheco, Fabián Jaimes
INTRODUCTION: Clostridium difficile infection is the leading cause of nosocomial infectious diarrhea. The increasing incidence added to a lower rate of response to the initial treatment and higher rates of relapse has generated a higher burden of the disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical characteristics of hospitalized patients with C. difficile infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We made a nested case-cohort study. We reviewed medical records of the patients with nosocomial diarrhea for whom an assay for toxin A-B of C...
January 24, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523328/duodenal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-pancreatic-head-mass-a-case-report
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DănuŢ Vasile, George Iancu, Raluca Claudia Iancu, George Simion, Radu Constantin Ciuluvică
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are uncommon. Tumors arising from the first and the second part of the duodenum (DI and DII, respectively) can be wrongly diagnosed as pancreatic mass. We present a case of a 59-year-old woman who came with abdominal pain and severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding (hemoglobin 3.5 g÷dL). A solid, heterogeneously enhancing neoplasm in the head of the pancreas was revealed preoperatively by an abdominal computed tomography scan. A diagnosis of GIST was suggested...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516409/survival-after-severe-rhabdomyolysis-following-monensin-ingestion
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Michela Blain, Alexander Garrard, Robert Poppenga, Betty Chen, Matthew Valento, Melissa Halliday Gittinger
INTRODUCTION: Monensin is a veterinary antibiotic with a narrow therapeutic window that has led to lethal intoxication in many animal species. Only two prior cases of human toxicity have been reported, both fatal. We present the first case of survival from severe toxicity following monensin ingestion. CASE: A 58-year-old man presented with 8 days of vomiting and abdominal pain. Due to delusions of central nervous system toxoplasmosis, he ingested 300 mg of monensin...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511550/ct-features-in-surgically-proven-cases-of-ovarian-torsion-a-pictorial-review
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Sunita Dhanda, Swee Tian Quek, Ying Ting Mok, Clement Yong Hsiang Rong, Yuik Sing Eric Ting, Pooja Jagmohan, Bernard Wee
Ovarian torsion is a surgical emergency characterized by a partial or complete rotation of the ovarian vascular pedicle, causing obstruction to venous outflow followed by arterial inflow. Clinically, ovarian torsion frequently mimics other causes of acute pelvic pain such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, renal colic etc. Ultrasonography (US) is the first line imaging modality of choice for evaluation of ovarian torsion. MRI is useful as a problem solving tool in patients with equivocal or non diagnostic US studies...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508584/human-intestinal-spirochetosis-in-japanese-patients-aged-less-than-20-years-histological-analysis-of-colorectal-biopsy-and-surgical-specimens-obtained-from-479-patients
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Shojiro Ichimata, Akihiko Yoshizawa, Mai Kusakari, Yoshiko Nakayama, Shiho Asaka, Tatsuya Negishi, Eriko Kasuga, Takehisa Matsumoto, Takayuki Honda
Human intestinal spirochetosis (HIS) is a condition in which spirochetes attach to and colonize the colorectal epithelium. To our knowledge, no comprehensive studies of HIS in young patient have been published in a developed country. This study aimed to determine the incidence and clinicopathological manifestations of HIS in Japanese patients aged less than 20 years. We retrospectively reviewed 3605 biopsy and 92 surgical specimens obtained from 479 patients admitted to Shinshu University Hospital between 1997 and 2014...
May 15, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508514/migraine-prevalence-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-a%C3%A2-tertiary-care-centre-cross-sectional-study
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X Moisset, G Bommelaer, M Boube, L Ouchchane, M Goutte, M Dapoigny, R Dallel, A Guttmann, P Clavelou, A Buisson
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are systemic, chronic inflammatory conditions that predominately affect the gastrointestinal tract and can induce abdominal pain. Besides, many IBD patients complain about headaches in daily practice. The objective was to assess the prevalence of headaches, including migraines and pain with neuropathic characteristics (NC), in IBD patients compared to historical controls from the general population. METHODS: Overall, 203 consecutive tertiary-care centre patients completed validated self-administered questionnaires and benefitted from a clinical evaluation performed by an IBD physician at the same time...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495436/factors-relevant-to-persistent-upper-abdominal-pain-after-cholecystectomy
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Jing Zhang, Qiang Lu, Yi-Fan Ren, Jian Dong, Yi-Ping Mu, Yi Lv, Xu-Feng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cholecystectomy is a routine procedure for treatment of upper abdominal pain (UAP) and other atypical symptoms associated with gallstones. UAP, however, persists in some cases postoperatively. The present study was to identify the risk factors relevant to persistent UAP after cholecystectomy. METHODS: 1714 symptomatic patients undergoing cholecystectomy for gallstones were enrolled. All the patients were asked to complete a biliary symptom questionnaire...
May 8, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491276/antiangiogenic-effects-in-patients-with-progressive-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor-data-from-the-french-national-registry-dedicated-to-the-use-of-off-labeled-targeted-therapy-in-sarcoma-outc-s
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Sarah Bétrian, Christophe Bergeron, Jean-Yves Blay, Emmanuelle Bompas, Philippe A Cassier, Laure Chevallier, Jérome Fayette, Magali Girodet, Cécile Guillemet, Axel Le Cesne, Perrine Marec-Berard, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Christine Chevreau
BACKGROUND: Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a very rare mesenchymal tumor that mainly affects teenagers and young adults with a mean age at diagnosis around 20-25 years. Although initial management still needs standardization, many centers will use multimodal treatment including intensive chemotherapy, extensive surgical resection followed by radiotherapy. Despite this, prognosis remains very poor and the median overall survival is 25 months. Recurrent disease is mainly treated by chemotherapy...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489835/-knowing-an-infrequent-complication-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Luis Barreda Cevasco, Javier Targarona Modena, Juan Carlos Marcos Enriquez, Carlos Arroyo Basto, Elizabeth Morón
OBJECTIVE: Describe the clinical and tomographic characteristics in relation to the extra peritoneal distribution of collections and air in patients with periampullary perforation after performing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with or without sphincterotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational, descriptive study in patients with periampullary perforation after ERCP with or without sphincterotomy, treated in the Pancreas Surgery Service at Edgardo Rebagliati Martins Hospital, Lima, Peru between January 2013 and January 2015...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485364/a-review-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-in-mature-cystic-teratoma-of-the-ovary
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N Abhilasha, U D Bafna, V R Pallavi, P S Rathod, S Krishnappa
INTRODUCTION: Germ cell tumors account for 20-25% of ovarian neoplasms. Mature cystic teratoma (MCT) is the most common ovarian germ cell tumor. Malignancy in MCT is seen in 1-2% of the cases. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for 80% of the cases and carries a poor prognosis. AIM: To study the clinicopathological factors, management protocols and its outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case records reviewed from August 2006 to August 2011 at our institute identified 10 women with SCC in ovarian MCT...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485363/study-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-modified-adjuvant-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-regimen-in-carcinoma-ovary
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P Dash, V Goel, V Talwar, D C Doval, S Raina, P Goyal, A Upadhyay, N Patnaik
OBJECTIVE: It has been demonstrated in few trials that intraperitoneal and intravenous (IP/IV) chemotherapy improves survival in advanced stage ovarian cancer (OC). However, in view of high treatment-related toxicities, various modifications in treatment schedules have been tried. In this study, response and tolerability of IP paclitaxel on day 8 with IV paclitaxel on day 1 and IV cisplatin day 2 in carcinoma ovary were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, from March 2013 to December 2015, the efficacy and tolerability of adjuvant IP/IV chemotherapy in optimally cytoreduced Stage III epithelial OC (EOC) patients were assessed...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485183/ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumours-how-typical-is-their-typical-presentation
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Lidia María Melero Cortés, M Ángeles Martínez Maestre, M Begoña Vieites Pérez-Quintela, Pietro Gambadauro
Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumours (OSLCT) are rare and typically present with androgenic manifestations in women of the 2nd-3rd decade. Out of 228 diagnoses of ovarian sex cord-stromal tumours recorded at an academic institution during a 14-year period, eight women were surgically treated for OSLCT. Patient mean age was 54.8 years (range 19-81), five women being in the postmenopausal stage (62.5%). Only one woman presented with androgenic manifestations (12.5%), four with abnormal/postmenopausal uterine bleeding (50%), and three with abdominal pain (37...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483304/short-term-safety-and-efficacy-of-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration-using-ethanolamine-oleate-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-single-arm-trial
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Masao Kobayakawa, Shigehiro Kokubu, Shozo Hirota, Jun Koizumi, Norifumi Nishida, Taku Yasumoto, Satoshi Mochida, Hisashi Hidaka, Noriko Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Tajima
PURPOSE: To evaluate 90-day outcomes after balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) with ethanolamine oleate (EO) in patients with gastric varices (GVs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An 8-site prospective single-arm clinical trial was conducted. Patients who had endoscopically confirmed GVs with a gastrorenal shunt were eligible for the study. Overnight BRTO was performed, and efficacy was evaluated by endoscopy and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT)...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482873/clinical-impact-of-duodenal-pancreatic-heterotopia-is-there-a-need-for-surgical-treatment
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Alexander Betzler, Soeren T Mees, Josefine Pump, Sebastian Schölch, Carolin Zimmermann, Daniela E Aust, Jürgen Weitz, Thilo Welsch, Marius Distler
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic heterotopia (PH) is defined as ectopic pancreatic tissue outside the normal pancreas and its vasculature and duct system. Most frequently, PH is detected incidentally by histopathological examination. The aim of the present study was to analyze a large single-center series of duodenal PH with respect to the clinical presentation. METHODS: A prospective pancreatic database was retrospectively analyzed for cases of PH of the duodenum. All pancreatic and duodenal resections performed between January 2000 and October 2015 were included and screened for histopathologically proven duodenal PH...
May 8, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479761/immediate-ureterovaginal-fistula-following-oocyte-retrieval-a-case-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Elysia Sophie Spencer, Heather S Hoff, Anne Z Steiner, Robert Matthew Coward
The aim of this study is to report a case of acute ureterovaginal fistula (UVF) formation with immediate symptomatic presentation after transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte retrieval (TVOR) for in vitro fertilization (IVF) and to perform a systematic literature review of ureteral injuries during TVOR. A 33-year-old woman with a history of anovulatory infertility presented with severe abdominal pain and vaginal leakage immediately following TVOR for IVF. We systematically reviewed the current literature regarding ureteral injury resulting from TVOR and present a case of timely identification and management of a UVF followed by a successful pregnancy...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478788/on-scene-and-final-assessments-and-their-interrelationship-among-patients-who-use-the-ems-on-multiple-occasions
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Julia Tärnqvist, Erik Dahlén, Gabriella Norberg, Carl Magnusson, Johan Herlitz, Anneli Strömsöe, Christer Axelsson, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara
Introduction The use of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is increasing. A number of patients call repeatedly for EMS. Early studies of frequent callers show that they form a heterogenous group. Problem There is a lack of research on frequent EMS callers. There is furthermore a lack of knowledge about characteristics and the prehospital assessment of the patients who call for EMS on several occasions. Finally, there is a general lack of knowledge with regard to the association between the prehospital assessment by health care providers and the final diagnosis...
May 8, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476572/venomics-of-bungarus-caeruleus-indian-krait-comparable-venom-profiles-variable-immunoreactivities-among-specimens-from-sri-lanka-india-and-pakistan
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Angeline Mei Feng Oh, Choo Hock Tan, Gnanathasan Christeine Ariaranee, Naeem Quraishi, Nget Hong Tan
The Indian krait (Bungarus caeruleus) is one of the "Big Four" venomous snakes widely distributed in South Asia. The present venomic study reveals that its venom (Sri Lankan origin) is predominated by phospholipases A2 (68.2% of total proteins), in which at least 8.3% are presynaptically-acting β-bungarotoxins. Three-finger toxins (19.0%) are the second most abundant, comprising 15.6% κ-neurotoxins, the potent postsynaptically-acting long neurotoxins. Comparative chromatography showed that venom samples from Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan did not exhibit significant variation...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474627/scrub-typhus-in-uttarakhand-adjoining-uttar-pradesh-seasonality-clinical-presentations-predictors-of-mortality
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Anurag Bhargava, Reshma Kaushik, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik, Anita Sharma, Sohaib Ahmad, Minakshi Dhar, Garima Mittal, Sushant Khanduri, Priyannk Pant, Rajesh Kakkar
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Scrub typhus is a re-emerging mite-borne rickettsiosis, which continues to be underdiagnosed, with lethal consequences. The present study was conducted to determine the seasonality, clinical presentation and predictors of mortality in patients with scrub typhus at a tertiary care teaching hospital in northern India. METHODS: Scrub typhus was suspected in patients attending the hospital as per the standard case definition and serological evidence was obtained by performing an IgM ELISA...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474590/epidemiology-of-cryptosporidium-in-pediatric-diarrheal-illnesses
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Aashima Dabas, Dheeraj Shah, Shinjini Bhatnagar, Rakesh Lodha
CONTEXT: Cryptosporidium spp. is a zoonotic infection, now being recognized as a significant cause of diarrhea in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. However, there still exist significant knowledge gaps in its estimated global burden, epidemiology, diagnosis and management. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A semi-systematic search was performed across PubMed to select studies on epidemiological burden of cryptosporidium diarrhea using the following keywords- ['crytosporidiosis' OR 'cryptosporidium'] AND ['diarrhea' OR 'diarrhoea']...
April 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
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